Evidence for Black Holes in Binary Star Systems

  title={Evidence for Black Holes in Binary Star Systems},
  author={Gary W. Gibbons and Stephen W. Hawking},
ONE of the most exciting predictions of the general theory of relativity is that a star of more than about 1.4 M\cirċ may undergo gravitational collapse to produce a black hole when it has exhausted its nuclear fuel. It would therefore be a very important confirmation of the theory if such holes could be detected. Unfortunately their very small size… CONTINUE READING